NEWS RELEASE: Martin I. Kagan named Director of Cultural Affairs at Pace University

Martin I. Kagan, Interim Director of Cultural Affairs since December 2010, has been named Director of Cultural Affairs at Pace University.

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Martin I. Kagan named Director of Cultural Affairs at Pace University

New York, NY – April 8, 2011 — Martin I. Kagan, Interim Director of Cultural Affairs since December 2010, has been named Director of Cultural Affairs at Pace University.

“Martin Kagan brings to Pace a wealth of experience in presenting and arts management,” said Pace President Stephen J. Friedman. “We look forward to his assistance in increasing the University’s position as a major cultural institution in Lower Manhattan and for all of New York.”

Kagan brings to the position more than 30 years of arts management and non-profit experience, holding such posts as the Executive Director of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation, Managing Director of the John Anson Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, Executive Director of the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California, Executive Director of OPERA America and other arts organizations. He is currently a Board member of the Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation, New York Choral Society and the Greenwich Inland and Wetlands Commission.

At Pace, Kagan will be responsible for all activities run by the University with regard to cultural events of significance and also for budget and administration of all University theaters and performing arts venues, including The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in New York City – the venue for many recent high-profile productions like Inside the Actors Studio, The Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, and The River of Tides.

Kagan received his Diploma from the Institute in Arts Administration at Harvard University; Masters in Environmental Studies from York University; and B.A. in Geography and Planning from Waterloo Lutheran University.

About Pace University

For 105 years, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

Media contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

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